Here are some resources on the American Rescue Plan Act along with an informational webinar.
The U.S. Treasury Department is launching the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds relief to:
- – Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control.
- Replace lost revenue for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs.
- Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses
- Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the inequal impact of the pandemic.
The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide substantial flexibility for each government to meet local needs—including support for households, small businesses, impacted industries, essential workers, and the communities hardest hit by the crisis. These funds can also be used to make necessary investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.
ARPA Support for Families!
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law by President Biden in March 2021, gives jurisdictions the flexibility to direct and align new housing and service resources that can prevent or end experiences of homelessness, housing instability, and family separation to help families in need.
ARPA & Equity
Public Health Advocates has developed tools for community members and CBOs to talk about ARPA and COVID’s impact on communities of color. They are intended for advocacy efforts such as holding community meetings, presentations with City Councils or County Boards of Supervisors, interviews with local and ethnic media and elevating conversations and priorities on your social media platforms.